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Old Yesterday, 07:09 AM   #1
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I’ve got a service call next week customer has a problem with data lines in a home after a re model. Keeps dropping out. Provider told them to hire an electrician.

What’s a good test set that I can certify cables end to end?
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https://www.amazon.com/Greenlee-1573.../dp/B0002XV090

I have this one, pre Greenlee rebranding it's cheap. Has lots of functions like also acting as a toner (meh) but the reason it sticks around is the pair checker. Plug it in one end of the Jack, plug it's buddy in at the other end and it ticks it's way through the pair's. Bought it 15 years ago after I screwed up 5/5 data jacks haha.... because I didn't have a punch down tool.
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. try this
https://www.primecables.ca/p-312476-...es_sub_catalog this tests each plug or jack or cable connections end to end and can hear with toner as well. Not certify test only.


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. try this
https://www.primecables.ca/p-312476-...es_sub_catalog this tests each plug or jack or cable connections end to end and can hear with toner as well. Not certify test only.


https://d3e54emdgoy1fq.cloudfront.ne...imeCables-.jpg
I have something similar and it works fine for what I do. It won't measure speed or cross talk or anything like that, just continuity/pinout. The jump in price from a tester like this to a cable certifier is huge.

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https://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-To...823R/205209866

this one works good....i have the model that can measure cable distance good for checking for POE distances
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Pretty sure this is the cheapest actual certifier?

It dies not really seem like a certifier us what you need though to me?

And it turns out that i can not post links either.

It is the Byte Brothers certifier.


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Pretty sure this is the cheapest actual certifier?

It dies not really seem like a certifier us what you need though to me?

And it turns out that i can not post links either.

It is the Byte Brothers certifier.


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There's a major (price) difference between certifying, and testing. Certifying includes a printout of the results, testing doesn't. For testing all you need is a Mod-Tap.
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There's a major (price) difference between certifying, and testing. Certifying includes a printout of the results, testing doesn't. For testing all you need is a Mod-Tap.
And this is pretty much what I was wanting to say but could not from the phone.
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That Byte Brothers is not a real deal certifier, just because it prints a report doesn't make it a certifier.
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OK

My real pint was that the lines sound like they need troubleshooting before any thought of certifying and I have never needed to certify a residential service line anyway.
I have a feeling the question is really just about how to start troubleshooting the issue?
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My real pint was that the lines sound like they need troubleshooting before any thought of certifying and I have never needed to certify a residential service line anyway.
I have a feeling the question is really just about how to start troubleshooting the issue?
I agree with that part, in this case what's a "real" certifier is a moot point because a simple tester that checks for shorts and miswires will find 99% of problems and is all he needs.
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